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They don't happen often and they don't happen to everyone. But if one does happen to you, it could change your life. Of course I'm talking about an IRS audit. Of course I'm not talking about an IRS audit. I'm talking about those out-of-the-blue, eye-opening moments of inspiration or maybe self-discovery. One thing: they're always moments of clarity. I don't know what you call them: Serendipity? Intuition? Divine Intervention? Years and years of therapy? I called them something else this week. I called them Lightbulb Moments because that's how I could get two-hours of music out of them—tossing in a few personal lightbulb moments that changed my own musical life.


  • Cody Owen Stine "Paris Mismatch (Theme Music)" from (Unreleased Master) 00:00
  • Genevieve-Renee Bisson "I Just Found Out About Love" from I Just Found Out About Love (The Jimmy Stahl Big Band) 03:00
  • Al Jarreau "I'm Beginning To See The Light" from Accentuate The Positive (Verve) 06:49
  • Ella Fitzgerald "I Used To Be Color Blind" from Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook (Verve) 11:29
  • Frank Sinatra "I Never Knew" from Come Swing With Me (Capitol Records) 14:00
  • Delicatessen "How Long Has This Been Going On" from My Baby Just Cares For Me (Tratore) 17:30
  • Tuck & Patti "On A Clear Day" from Love Warriors (Windham Hill) 22:27
  • Kurt Elling "Detour Ahead" from Flirting With Twilight (Blue Note Records) 26:40
  • Stacey Kent "If I Were A Bell" from Dreamer In Concert (Blue Note) 33:28
  • Marie Osmond "Nessun Dorma" from Unexpected (Oliveme LLC) 39:10
  • Stan Kenton "Artistry In Rhythm" from Kenton Live From the Las Vegas Tropicana (Capitol Records) 42:55
  • Cyrille Aimee "You Turned the Tables On Me" from I'll Be Seeing You (Daudel Records) 48:45
  • Tony Bennett "There'll Be Some Changes Made" from The Complete Improv Recordings (Concord Records) 52:22
  • Kellye Gray "You've Changed" from KG3 Live! (grr8 Records) 55:24
  • Melissa Morgan "Until I Met You" from Until I Met You (Concord Jazz) 01:02:04
  • Ray Charles, Betty Carter "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" from Ray Charles & Betty Carter (ABC Paramount) 01:07:49
  • Frank Sinatra, Jr. "I Was A Fool To Let You Go" from That Face (Rhino) 01:13:03
  • Helen Merrill "It Never Entered My Mind" from Live At Nalen (Riverside Records) 01:17:27
  • Ben Sidran "We The People" from Who's the Old Guy Now (Bonsai Music) 01:23:13
  • Samara Joy "It Only Happens Once" from Samara Joy (Whirlwind Records) 01:27:28
  • Kenny Rankin "Here's That Rainy Day" from The Kenny Rankin Album (Sony Music Canada) 01:32:54
  • Bill Evans "My Foolish Heart" from Waltz For Debby (Riverside Records) 01:36:52
  • Boz Scaggs "You Don't Know What Love Is" from But Beautiful: Standards Vol. 1 01:42:00
  • Carmen McRae "The Meaning Of The Blues" from Bittersweet (Focus Records) 01:48:14
  • Rebecca Kilgore "Because We're Kids" from The Rebecca Kilgore Trio Vol. 1 (Heavywood Music) 01:51:24
  • Oscar Brown Jr. "Brother Where Are You" from Mr. Oscar Brown Jr. Goes To Washington (Verve) 01:56:27
  • Cody Owen Stine "Paris Mismatch (Theme Music)" from (Unreleased Master) 02:02:00

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